Fabulous Friday Color Crush: Oxblood

Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn weddings are not just about oranges and browns anymore. Deep red, burgundy, cranberry, garnet, chocolate cherry, bordeaux... these are all different names for this season's hottest hue. Oxblood is rich, sophisticated and bold. Are you that bride?

Leighton Meester in Vera Wang

Burgundy mixed bouquet via Viedka

Chocolate cherry lips! Try- Nars Lipsticks: Volga, Valparaiso or Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.

Fall spin on a sheath dress by: ASOS

Oxblood "Saffi" Mary Janes from TopShop via Raindrops of Sapphire

Velvet Burgundy Bowtie via Topman

Signature Cocktail: Cranberry Amaretto Kiss via Deliciously Organic

What to Wear Wednesday: TopShop

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Have you ever stopped yourself from going into a store because you wanted to save yourself from falling in love with something you couldn't afford? I think we're probably all guilty of that at some point or another. I've found that the times when I do have the money to buy something are unfortunately the times I end up walking out empty-handed and to compensate for that, I enjoy going 'idea shopping!' I browse websites regularly but there's nothing like actually seeing an item in person. For me, idea shopping means getting out there even when you don't have loads of money to shop and checking out the goods for when you finally do have the budget to treat yourself to something nice.

There are times however that I walk into a store I think would be way out of my league and surprisingly find that their brand wasn't as pricey as I thought. Those are the BEST! Two weeks ago, I was at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas. After the sessions I cashed in on some much needed girl time and was strolling through some shops. Tons of great shopping to be had there by the way and The Fashion Show is an awesome mall! One of the more recent additions in that shopping plaza is TopShop. Now I have no clue why I hadn't bothered to shop at the one in LA before but I LOVE their selection! Their day to night options and dressy shoes range from $50 to $300 (many special occassion items for under $100) and are tailored with a classy edge that doesn't scream "I'm a bridesmaid" or "guest of wedding." To get the most bang for our buck, modern brides are now opting for non-predictable styles that can be worn past the 'day of' and are hot enough for a night on the town. See for yourself!

Studded heels and embellished bodices are among this Fall season's trends. 

Floral print shift dresses line the racks bringing back that timeless retro vibe. 

This is one store your man will enjoy going with you to; he'll dig the wide variety of casual to black tie gear in the men's department.

Holiday Proposal Contest

Monday, October 8, 2012

Are you planning on proposing soon or do you know someone who is?

Attention all GUYS in serious relationships!!!

The holidays are around the corner and if you are considering proposing to your girlfriend in the next couple months, this is the contest for you. Enamor Events & Infiniti Foto are teaming up to offer 1 lucky winner a FREE styled photo shoot documenting that special moment when you pop the question.

There are tons of ways to ask her to marry you so we want to hear your unique, creative ideas to pull off the surprise of a lifetime and help you make it happen! This contest is from October 8 to October 31, 2012 and the winner will be announced November 1, 2012.

Only proposals scheduled to take place in Southern California (radius of approximately 100 miles from greater Los Angeles area) between December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013 will be considered.

Please click on examples below to get an idea of what a styled proposal shoot entails: 
There are also tons of proposals on youtube. For starters, search: movie theater proposal.

Here is an example of a styled elopement shoot we captured that was published on Bridal Musings UK.
60's Mod Palm Springs Elopement

To ENTER: Use the Rafflecopter widget below.
First, LIKE Enamor Events AND Infiniti Foto on Facebook.
Second, send your idea in 100 words or less (include location(s), description) or any other details you want us to know to: eileen@enamorevents.com.
Write: Holiday Proposal Contest on the subject line.

That's it.. easy peasy!

ps- If you have a general concept but are not sure exactly how to execute it, we can definitely help you to develop your idea and figure out logistics so please don't hesitate to submit!

 Click HERE to access Rafflecopter Widget to ENTER

Image via:
The Cinderella Project

Put a Ring on it

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wedding bands are an outward symbol of an inward expression of your commitment to one another. Most brides get two rings while their groom gets one and yet he too deserves a ring he'll be proud to wear till death do you part. Have you given much thought to the selection out there? I know men's bands don't seem all that different at first glance as we've all heard of yellow, white gold and platinum, but there are a myriad of other options to consider. I sought the advice from a longtime friend of mine who manages online retail jewelry site BelloMarc to share some wisdom on choosing alternative metal wedding bands. Read on to find out just how durable these metals are. Upon browsing the vast selection of jewelry on their site, you may also discover how (surprisingly) affordable their quality inventory truly is!

A growing trend amongst couples when selecting their wedding bands today is choosing alternative metals as opposed to the traditional gold or platinum versions.  When shopping for alternative wedding rings there are certain aspects of each type of metal that needs to be considered in order to make an informed decision about what is the right metal for you. 

A very popular alternative metal jewelry is made with the use of titanium.  Titanium is not just a song by David Guetta - but it is an element that is low in density enabling it to be lightweight while maintaining its strength, radiance and gray-silver hue.  The corrosion-resistant metal has been used by a variety of industries including medical, aerospace and marine.  In more recent times jewelry designers have popularized the use of titanium due to its durability as well as its biocompatibility, making it a non-toxic element and ideal for individuals who are allergic to traditional metals such as gold or silver.  Titanium rings are resistance to breakage but are still delicate enough to be scratched.  Since it is virtually weightless, titanium bands are easy and comfortable to wear.  It is the perfect wedding ring for individuals who work with water often since it is corrosion resistant, those who are allergic to traditional metals or for someone who is not used to having a band around their finger or often times find it uncomfortable to wear a ring.  No excuses now!

Tungsten carbide is another popular alternative metal.  With its high brilliant shine, it is favored by many as an alternative choice for wedding bands.  Tungsten carbide is scratch resistant with normal everyday wear and consistently looks new through its glossy polished finish.  Although it is scratch resistant, it is still a brittle metal in that when dropped, it may crack.  Tungsten carbide rings are ideal for those serving in the armed forces which require a lot of work through the use of their hands.  Keep in mind that not all tungsten carbide is created equal.  The original patented formula of Tungsten Carbide TC850, is the innovative blend created to be solid, strong, scratch resistant and forever polished to a high gloss finish.  Tungsten carbide is available in its original tone of grey-silver, white –a brilliant silver tone, and black.  ArtCarved, Benchmark and Triton are among the few labels that use the patented Tungsten Carbide TC850 formula making it more shatter-resistant than its regular non-patented tungsten carbide versions.

Cobalt chrome has made its appearance in recent years to a welcoming audience.  Cobalt rings have similar elements as palladium, platinum or white gold.  The color is a brilliant white-silver tone and in comparison to palladium, platinum and white gold, it is much stronger.  It is also tarnish resistant enabling it to remain brilliant in color and gloss.  In comparison to titanium it is also hold hypoallergenic properties but it is denser, similar in weight to that of gold.  Cobalt chrome is also brighter in color as opposed to the grey-silver tone of titanium.  Benchmark and Triton are two of the limited designers who have been able to incorporate the use cobalt chrome in their jewelry designs.  

With alternative metal rings, it cannot be conventionally sized as we normally would with gold, silver or platinum.  Most reliable brands offer some sort of lifetime ring sizing exchange so in the event your finger grows or reduces in size, your ring can be exchanged to the correct size for a nominal fee.  Always check to be sure your alternative metal wedding band comes with a lifetime ring sizing program and a manufacturer warranty that backs the craftsmanship of each piece. 

Image pictured: 
Triton 8mm Dual Finish Tungsten Carbide Diamond Ring